Dr. Raina Lasse
Dr. Lasse offers an effective combination of innovative medical knowledge, ancient natural wisdom, and practical common sense solutions. Within this approach she takes time to get to know her patients. She works collaboratively with them through symptom relief and beyond, in order to reestablish the body’s natural healthy balance.
She treats a variety of conditions including, but not limited to;
- Brain health
- Thyroid Issues
- Digestive Problems
- Headaches And Migraines
- Weight Balancing
- Food Sensitivities
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Reproductive Health
- Hormonal Imbalances
Clinic areas of focus are research based lifestyle counseling, biotherapeutic drainage, and cranioscaral therapy. She specializes in addressing dis-ease at the deepest level. Promoting the courage and self knowledge needed to develop and maintain a meaningful and rewarding life.
Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan based on their needs, which is reevaluated after each subsequent office visit to accommodate changes. This inclusive and methodical approach achieves dramatic and long lasting wellness results, which enrich all areas of her patients’ lives.
Patients can expect a combination of the following to be part of their treatment plan;
- Emotional Support
- Nutritional Recommendations
- Researched based lifestyle counseling
- Botanical medicine
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Biotherapeutic drainage
- Flower essences
- Nutraceuticals/ Supplements
During the initial naturopathic visit, patients can expect to receive their personalized treatment plan during an in depth exploration of their health history, along with a detailed explanation of her revolutionary approach to healing. Diagnostic lab tests are also commonly ordered in this first visit. Once the foundational components are established, subsequent visits provide advanced support in an individual’s process.
Dr. Lasse founded Red Leaf Natural Health Clinic in 2006 in downtown Portland in order bring the deeply restorative primary care perspective of naturopathic medicine to the heart of the city.
- BA Biology major, Chemistry minor: University of Oregon. Graduated with Honors
- Studied abroad Perth Australia; Biology and Aboriginal anthropology
- Doctorate in Natural Medicine; National College of Natural Medicine
- Oregon Association of Naturopathic Medicine
- American Association of Naturopathic Medicine
- Northwest Cranial Association
Dr. Lasse spent her youth in Newport, amidst the distinct wonder and beauty of the Oregon Coast making her a true lover of the outdoors. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, including her husband Andrew, and son Braden. She also likes dancing, and is a self-proclaimed foodie, appreciating both dining out and cooking at home. And above all else balancing work and play is a must -slowing down and enjoying the details of everyday life.
“Best doctor experience I’ve ever had. This place is wonderful. I don’t think I could praise it enough, really, because everything about it works for me. It’s a beautiful space, Dr. Lasse is the kindest doctor I’ve ever seen, and I feel really taken care of every time I go. I actually look forward to going to the doctor– how many people can say that? I’ve been going there for 6 months, and have never had a bad experience. I feel far more knowledgeable about my health and wellbeing than I ever had before, thanks to Dr. Lasse’s ability to listen and to communicate. I definitely recommend her to anyone interested in naturopathy.” Aila, Creative Director
“Incredibly Personalized Treatment. When I visited Dr. Lasse, she listened to everything I shared and put me on a customized treatment plan, including homeopathy and supplements. I was suffering from allergies, digestion issues,stress, exhaustion and more. In a fairly short amount of time, I have begun to feel relief from my ailments and I believe I’m on the right path for a healthy life. I only wish I had known about Dr. Lasse sooner. I would highly recommend her.” -Amy, Self Employed
“The best doctor EVER. Dr. Lasse is so amazing, there almost aren’t words to explain how grateful I am to her. Before becoming her patient, I had been dealing with years of thyroid issues (I had a partial thyroidectomy when I was 21), bloating, abdominal pain, depression, just a variety of issues. Dr. Lasse listened to ALL of my issues, the emotional and mental as well as the physical, to come up with a treatme t plan is tailored towards my body and my ultimate health. I’m so happy to say that I am on track to becoming the healthy individual I’ve always wanted to be thanks to Dr. Lasse. She is truly a gem.” -Autumn, Teacher
” I feel healthier than I have in ages! I can’t believe how far my health has come in less than a year. SERIOUSLY! Dr. Lasse, you are a miracle worker. =)”
Sawyard. Author and Mom
“A few years back I was in a rut and needed someone to help me back on a healthy path. I have gone to acupuncture, chiropractors, counseling but never found the results I have since I started seeing Dr. Lasse two years ago. I had low energy, bad allergies, monthly PMS pain, and a job that left me depressed. Since I started seeing Dr. Lasse my PMS has nearly disappeared, I found the energy to start my own successful business, and emotionally got much healthier and have the love of my life. Dr. Lasse’s techniques are simple yet extremely effective. Since my incredible results my mother has started going to Dr. Lasse. She has lost 35 pounds, is getting rid of bladder infections, and for the first time has the energy to go hiking! Thanks Dr. Lasse for changing my life, my mothers life, and now 4 more friends are going to you. You are AMAZING!”
- Kari, Movement Instructor
“Dr. Lasse changed my life!. I first met Dr. Lasse when she treated an ear infection I had in 2007. Her downtown location behind the Multnomah County library, with quick access to the street car and MAX were very convenient for me. Not only was she able to help me with my acute ear infection, but our regular appointments have given me a better quality of life. I feel healthier in my 30’s than I did in my 20’s. She has helped me with fatigue, stress, menstrual cycle regulation and now provides great support for me while I am pregnant. Not only did she help my physical symptoms, but she provided mental and emotional support through her treatments. I have felt empowered and educated to live a healthier life through Dr. Lasse!” -Mia, Student
“Dr Lasse is a fantastic Naturopathic Doctor. I really appreciate her focus and sincerity. She catches every detail and formulates a treatment plan that works with my lifestyle. My health improved immediately with her treatment. Her cranial sacral therapy is an added bonus. I always leave feeling lighter and happier. I have worked with many Naturopath’s in Portland and Dr. Lasse is one the best I have seen. She is very smart and has the ability to explain things in ways that are easy to understand. I am very lucky to have found her!”
- Tracy, Acupuncturist
“A visit to Dr. Lasse’s office is for me both physically and mentally cathartic. The craniosacral treatments produce subtle yet dynamic effect and have become an important piece in my overall wellness.”
- Kim, Researcher
“Last winter I was having serious respiratory and digestive issues. I was taking advair, using and inhaler and in constant discomfort from these health problems. Raina quickly diagnosed and treated the problems, but also has been looking at the whole picture, such as dietary changes, sleep and other healthful activities. Raina is a kind, warm person who truly wants her clients to be healthy and happy”
- Blair, General Contractor